Sunday Blessing: Rest
July 22, 2012, 8:50 pm
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Sunday Blessing: Rest

I enter the last week on the island with mixed feelings. As I sit on the deck with my dog at my feet, my dad resting besides me and my mom reading a book there is a real feeling of accomplishment. So often my dad arrives here with so much to do that he has little down time. It has become difficult for him to relax as his mind races from project to project that needs to be done. The kids and I have taken care of that, and so he gets to rest. Imagine that, coming to your ‘vacation’ cabin and actually resting.

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne

There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers. ~H.M. Tomlinson

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. ~J. Lubbock

“May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow. May the soft winds freshen your spirit. May the sunshine brighten your heart. May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you, and may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.” ~ Irish blessing



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